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“You Can’t Do What We Do Without Being an Optimist”: Bruce Ratner Shares Insight with ULI New York

Moderator Greg David, 2013 Real Estate Legend Bruce Ratner and ULI NY Chairman Richard Kessler

On May 8, ULI New York celebrated Bruce Ratner’s legacy, accomplishments and invaluable commitment to the City of New York as we honored him as our 2013 Real Estate Legend. Greg David, an award-winning columnist and former editorial director for Crain’s New York Business moderated a dynamic discussion with the iconic developer and owner.

With decades of experience in the real estate industry, Mr. Ratner discussed his experiences, both positive and negative, from the beginning of his career in City government and leading up to his current role as Executive Chairman of Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC). Mr. David highlighted a career full of achievements and innovative projects, including Barclays Center, the B2 building, which will be the world’s tallest tower built using modular construction techniques when completed, Brooklyn’s MetroTech Center, New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street and the New York Times building.

Bruce Ratner and MaryAnne Gilmartin

Each year, ULI New York honors a leader in the real estate industry for professional achievement and distinguished service. Suggest ideas for the 2014 Real Estate Legend on Twitter (#ULILegend @ULINewYork)

Special thanks to FCRC, Shearman & Sterling and CIT for their generous support of this marquee event.

Check out other items from ULINews | May 2013.

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